When Fox News Competes Against the Pastor in the COVID-19 Era. Also When the Coronavirus Epidemic is Over What Will the Death Toll Be for White Evangelicals Who Consume Fox?

There was an article in the Washington Post recently that described how a pastor competed against Fox News and the “conservative” media which claimed the coronavirus is a hoax. What do you do when the Fox News competes against a pastor and the Bible is nothing more than a prop. Its not the word of God, its just a prop for display? This blog would like to pose the question when the COVID-19 pandemic is in the history books will white Evangelical Christians have died at a much higher rate due to their dependence on Fox News? Is the Southern Baptists about to needlessly lose a significant part of their convention especially if the United States starts to turn like Italy?  Continue reading

Loving Your Neighbor. How the EFCA’s Christ Community Church in the Kansas City and Kansas Area Canceled Services For the Health of Their Neighbors During the COVID-19 Threat

Christ Community Church, an EFCA Church in the Kansas City, and Kansas area canceled services to love their neighbor in the COVID-19 pandemic. Tom Nelson and Nathan Miller explain the reasons behind the move. Also Andrew Jones from Christ Community Church in Leawood, Kansas writes a troubling blog post about COVID-19 and God. For me its a reminder as to why I could not be Calvinist in my theology.  Continue reading

When Church is Hazardous to Your Health. Acts 29 Remnant in Richmond, Virginia Allegedly Plans to Continue Meeting During the COVID-19 Pandemic. Does a Recent Blog Article by Doug Ponder Explain Their Reckless Behavior?

Acts 29 Remnant Church in Richmond, Virginia allegedly is planning to meet during the COVID-19 pandemic. Doug Ponder in a recent article explains some of the disastrous logic in a post through Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. The alleged  reckless behavior is not only a threat to Richmond but also to Ponder’s  own son who has a kidney disease. This blog is still calling for people to leave Remnant this time for your physical health and your elderly relatives in addition to your spiritual health. Continue reading

When Baptists Were Grateful that a Catholic was Killed in Dallas. Plus a Solid Read in Politico: John F Kennedy in the 1960 Election and Facing Anti-Catholicism Bigotry by Evangelicals

When I was growing up my Dad recalled what it was like being a Catholic in North Carolina in the 1960’s when word came in that President Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas. Dad was dismayed that Baptists were grateful that a Catholic was no longer in the White House. That made a negative impression on Dad. Plus in Politico a solid story about John F Kennedy facing evangelical and Baptists bigotry when he ran for the White House in 1960.  Continue reading

Tom Nelson’s Christ Community Church in the Kansas City and Kansas Area Take on Grief and Death is Both Refreshing and Rare in Evangelicalism

Evangelical Christianity has been referred to as a circus and carnival. Nothing reveals the flaws of evangelicalism more then death, dying and funerals. And yet there is a healthy example of an EFCA church in the Midwest District that shares regularly about loss and death. And in the process allows lament. Tom Nelson’s Christ Community church regularly shares about individual deaths in the congregation. It is refreshing to see a church that gets this issue right. Continue reading

Patrick Reardon With Deep Respect I Request Please Don’t Bring Evangelical Thinking into Catholicism

In the National Catholic Reporter the other day Patrick Reardon wrote about finding God in the pain of his brother’s suicide. This blog expresses its deepest sympathy at his loss. However, this blog is also concerned about evangelical thinking bleeding into Catholicism. The last thing Catholicism needs is the evangelical modus operandi and thought process and approach to life. I say this in a sensitive manner in regards to your brother’s suicide. Continue reading